Updated: Dec 28, 2019
By Sparkian Meenakshi Raina
Contributing Author for Spark Igniting Minds
Well, before discussing the word “Corruption”, we must ask the following questions to ourselves-
1) Who doesn’t want to get things done with ease or without wasting one’s precious time?
2) Who doesn’t want to get statutory and other official documents prepared without running from table to table or from department to department?
3) Who doesn’t want their official documents delivered right at one’s doorstep or at one’s table without going anywhere?
Well, we all are in favor of the above-mentioned points, right. All of us want our tasks to be done in an easy manner, no matter if it costs us some extra amount of money.
“Corruption”, as the word describes itself, double-dealing or wrongdoing or offense, etc or anything which is done in an unlawful way is what is called Corruption.
Although we all are very well aware of this word, we still prefer to go with this practice because we don’t want to face the hurdles and formalities set by the Government and also to save our precious time, we tend to prefer to go with this easy yet expensive practice.
Here, the question arises that what should be done to abolish this practice and to follow the rules & regulations set by each Government. Well, as a responsible citizen of India, I am going to suggest a recommendation to the Municipal Corporation of each state, which if adopted and followed by them, would make it easy to curb the roots of corruption from their particular department-
Recommendation to Municipal Corporation Department: –
At the time of the birth of a child, parents or guardians are asked to fill a requisite Form, which includes the details of parents, their address and other such relevant details. There should be an additional column in this relevant Form as “Name of the Child”, which must be filled by parents before they get discharged from Hospitals/Nursing Homes. Hence, this form must be filled very carefully by parents to avoid any corrections later on. Immediately after the child’s birth and after recording the necessary details of the baby, the scan copy of the said Form should be dispatched/mailed to Municipal Corporation Department, by each Nursing Home and Hospital, to register these details in their records. The MCD after the verification & confirmation of these details, should process the preparation of Birth Certificate and dispatch the same to the parent’s registered address and at the same time, it should be mailed on parent’s registered e-mail ids too. However, this practice is there but still, parents are standing in long queues to obtain their child’s birth certificate because the MCD is not following the dispatching and mailing practice.
The same practice should be adopted and followed by the MCD for processing the Death Certificates of the deceased person. This will give a sigh of relief to the family of the deceased person in availing his Death Certificate at their doorstep.
By following this entire practice, there will be no question of bribing to agents who take the benefit of these long queues.
Although, it is impossible here to suggest each and every department as to what measures they could take or what procedures they could follow or what policies they could adopt to eradicate the roots of this disease called corruption from their particular departments but I believe that the above-detailed recommendation must have given an idea to each and every government department and also to the experts who are working on this mission to make India a Corruption Free Country.
Well, each and every one of us might have experienced many hurdles and lots of obligations in many government offices while obtaining any statutory documents or getting any legal work done. Hence, each one of us might have imagined a better way of working for getting that particular work done while facing that situation. But we human beings are very selfish. We think it is okay that after such a lengthy and hectic process, we could finally manage to get our work done. We take a sigh of relief by thanking God and move on in our life. We hardly bother to raise our voice against such a nostalgic system, which gives so many sufferings to the layman and waste their precious time. However, if at the same time, we would have managed to raise our voice to change this particular system, we would have helped so many other people who, due to their financial crisis, have no other choice but to opt for the fair means set by the government which is not only lengthy, complicated but also time-consuming too. If initiated at the appropriate time, we would have also stopped the shortest and easy ways of getting our government tasks done i.e. Corruption.
Well, we can’t go back and change anything in the past. But if we keep on ignoring this very big and serious issue and remain deaf and dumb to it, then surely it would be gifted from one generation to another.
Therefore, it is high time to wake up and say “No” to corruption. All this is possible if all of us stand together and suggest the best possible ways for each and every Government department and make them follow such recommendations with the help of social and electronic media.
Hence, it becomes our duty and responsibility to safeguard our coming generation’s future. By considering these obstacles and hurdles in our mind, we need to work out on all the best possible ways and measures; which if Government would adopt and follow, will make the lives of our future generations quite satisfactory and relaxed in obtaining their statutory papers and getting their official tasks done without facing all such problems and hindrances. Let them be safe from getting prey or victim out of this game called Corruption. If we succeed to change this vicious cycle of corruption, this would be our best gift and invaluable inheritance to be gifted to our future generation.
Therefore, let’s take a pledge that we the citizens of India are not going to tolerate this menace anymore. Let’s stand by it and let’s share our recommendations to the Government of India.
About Meenakshi Raina
Meenakshi is a Financial and Administrative Professional, Passionate Writer, Blogger, Co-Author, Reviewer, and Spiritual Practitioner.
She writes on the different genres to bring a change in society.
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